Friday, December 07, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Avett Brothers & more earn Grammy nominations

The 2013 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday night and artists with Triangle ties have fared fairly well again this year.

Carolina Chocolate Drops received another nomination for Folk Album of the Year for their latest album Leaving Eden. The band won this award in 2011 for Genuine Negro Jig (the award was called Best Traditional Folk Album then).

North Carolina favorites The Avett Brothers are up for Best Americana Album for their new album The Carpenter.

North Carolina string band Steep Canyon Rangers are nominated for Best Bluegrass album for their latest, Nobody Knows You.

North Carolina born and raised country artist Eric Church is up for two Grammys, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for the song "Springsteen."

R&B singer-songwriter and producer Anthony Hamilton, born and raised in Charlotte, is up for two Grammys, best R&B song for "Pray For Me" and Best R&B Album for Back To Love.

Superstars of the Durham-based Merge Records, Arcade Fire, picked up a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media for their contribution to the Hunger Games soundtrack, "Abraham's Daughter."

And last but not least, engineer Glyn Johns and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for an award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for their work on Ryan Adams' Ashes and Fire.

Oh, and as we mentioned in yesterday's concert review, Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge played Chapel Hill Wednesday night where he found out that he was nominated for Best Country Song for co-writing "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." Check out the show review HERE.

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